naval blockade

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Noun1.naval blockade - the interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
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The center demanded the immediate release of the detainees and called upon the international community, especially parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to fulfill their moral and legal obligations and work on lifting the imposed land, aerial, and naval blockade on Gaza.
North Korea said on Thursday that any attempts by the United States government to impose a naval blockade on their country will be considered an "act of war" by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea lashed out at the United States on Sunday over the possible use of a naval blockade in the wake of its recent missile provocation, warning that it would consider such a move as a "declaration of war.
The only way to keep the Kim regime from violating UN sanctions would be a stringent naval blockade.
Its sister ship BRP Tarlac has been part of a naval blockade against terrorists in Mindanao.
Summary: The Israeli navy Wednesday intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian female activists trying to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and said it was escorting the vessel ashore.
The agreement will also ease the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Relations between the two countries crumbled after Israeli marines stormed a Turkish ship in May 2010 to enforce a naval blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, killing 10 Turks on board.
The UN children's agency says the Saudi-led naval blockade, which the US has participated in, is not just meant to prevent weapons shipments to the country.
The author has organized the main body of his text in eighteen chronological chapters devoted to the naval blockade, the early connection between Baltimore and Berlin between 1915 and 1916, Sektion Politik and the Easter Forwarding Company in early 1916, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
The Egyptian navy has operations ongoing near the coast of Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition's naval blockade.
Resisting rising political calls for military intervention, Mr Renzi ruled out any naval blockade off Libya's coast.

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